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Join the Arizona State University Library Map and Geospatial Hub for this 2 hour workshop on creating and using open geographic data through Open Street Map.
OSM is the so-called "Wikipedia of Maps" — it's a giant crowdsourced geographic database.
Anyone can add new data to the OSM and contribute to the largest source of open geographic data in the world. Anyone can also extract data from OSM and use it for various geographic information system and other web-based mapping applications.
Participants will learn how to edit the OSM using its web-based editing tools. They'll also learn a few methods for extracting data from the OSM for use in an open source GIS.
This workshop assumes no previous experience with OSM or GIS.
Non-ASU affiliates (members of the general public) are welcome to attend. Priority seating will be given to ASU affiliates (students, faculty, staff and alumni).
Twenty computer workstations are available in the lab (Noble Library, room 105). Alternatively, workshop participants may opt to bring their own laptop. A maximum of 40 total participants may attend. Those bringing their own laptops will need to pre-install the following free software applications: